Posted: Fri 2nd Sep 2016

Police say ‘suspicious man’ incident in Connah’s Quay was a ‘false alarm’

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Sep 2nd, 2016

Police have confirmed today a search carried out in the Wepre area of Connah’s Quay for what they described at the time as a ‘suspicious man’ was a ‘false alarm’

A large number of police officers were seen in the area around Llwyni Drive and the wooded area around lunchtime on Thursday.

Officers with dogs joined the hunt for the man, the Hawarden based police helicopter was also seen in the area.

Reports circulating on social media claimed there had been a potential child abduction in the Wepre area.

Worried parents posted warnings to friends on social media to keep children indoors as police searched for a possible abductor.

It’s now emerged that the police search was a result of a hoax, Deeside.com understands a local child has admitted to police the abduction attempt did not take place.

Police are expected to ‘follow up’ the issue with the child in due course.

 

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